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Subject: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 12:28 pm

The hugely popular and acclaimed musician Prince has died at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, his publicist has said.

Police were called to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate earlier on Thursday, US media reported. An investigation is underway.

Prince became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times.

He sold more than 100 million records during his career.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36106778

:\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/21/16 at 12:32 pm

Man, this really sux.  :(  :\'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Henk on 04/21/16 at 12:32 pm

WTH?!? :o

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 12:33 pm


WTH?!? :o
Exactly I am in shock!

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/21/16 at 12:38 pm

R.I.P. Prince.  :(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Arrowstone on 04/21/16 at 12:47 pm

Just what??  :o :\'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/21/16 at 1:04 pm

I never knew that could happen to him.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sfan on 04/21/16 at 1:06 pm

Michael Jackson AND Prince now gone? What the hell?

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/21/16 at 1:07 pm

He was such a wonderful, talented artist and musician.  I wish I could have seen him perform.  This is so sad.  From what I have read, he had gotten the flu while traveling. Most likely he got Pneumonia.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/21/16 at 1:08 pm

Prince.org crashed for this. The first song I thought of was "I Would Die 4 U." That leaves Madonna left out of all the 1980s superstars, and maybe this means we could listen to his music again on YouTube.

Still, RIP Prince.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/16 at 1:14 pm


Michael Jackson AND Prince now gone? What the hell?
Gone so soon!

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sfan on 04/21/16 at 1:19 pm


Gone so soon!


I hope nobody else from the 1980's die!

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/21/16 at 1:21 pm


Michael Jackson AND Prince now gone? What the hell?


It's just weird that a lot of celebrities died in late 2015/early 2016. Betsy Palmer, Wes Craven, Gunnar Hansen, Prince, Doris Roberts, etc.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/21/16 at 1:22 pm


I hope nobody else from the 1980's die!

Let's knock on wood and cross our fingers

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sfan on 04/21/16 at 1:23 pm


Let's knock on wood and cross our fingers


I'm not naming names, I'm afraid I'll jinx it.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/21/16 at 1:48 pm

What the hell is going on?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :(
Man this has been a sucky year, it feels like everyone is dying. :\'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/21/16 at 1:51 pm


I'm not naming names, I'm afraid I'll jinx it.

Someone else mentioned another icon earlier in this post.  So I'm knocking on wood.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sfan on 04/21/16 at 1:54 pm


Someone else mentioned another icon earlier in this post.  So I'm knocking on wood.


I'm going to buy a turkey and then break the wish bone! Then wish that nobody else dies.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/21/16 at 2:02 pm


What the hell is going on?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :(
Man this has been a sucky year, it feels like everyone is dying. :\'(


Honestly, I feel like every celebrity I know is dying since 2011. Starting with Steve Jobs.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/21/16 at 2:10 pm


I'm going to buy a turkey and then break the wish bone! Then wish that nobody else dies.

Great plan, I'll do the same. 

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/21/16 at 3:05 pm


WTH?!? :o


I'm in shock too.  :o :(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/21/16 at 3:06 pm


I never knew that could happen to him.


I said the same thing.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/21/16 at 3:07 pm


Gone so soon!


and didn't he just recently record an album?

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/21/16 at 3:07 pm


I hope nobody else from the 1980's die!


I'll pray but it won't help.  :(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/21/16 at 4:24 pm

I was never a Prince fan but I do love some of his music (When Doves Cry is a favorite of mine). But, I have to say that it is a shock.



Cat

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/21/16 at 5:03 pm

One thing I liked about Prince is that his lyrics were not suggestive, they were direct. He did not beat around the bush. His lyrics were like "Hey baby, I wanna do you". The cover of his "Dirty Mind" album? A bed spring and mattress.  ;D

I imagine he and his protege Vanity are reminiscing on that big purple stage in the sky.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: #Infinity on 04/21/16 at 5:27 pm

Oh God, that's terrible news! I was just listening to "My Name Is Prince" this morning before I read this.

As much as Prince was an odd guy and apparently opposed LGBT rights, he was still one of the most talented and creative musicians of the past several decades. Frankly, I prefer his work over that of Michael Jackson. Purple Rain is one of my favorite albums of all time, and Sign 'O' the Times and Parade are not far behind. Even well beyond his heyday, Prince still had a passion for making music, releasing new albums on a constant basis all the way until death, so it's hard to imagine what might have come had he survived longer.

Good night, sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! :\'(


It's just weird that a lot of celebrities died in late 2015/early 2016. Betsy Palmer, Wes Craven, Gunnar Hansen, Prince, Doris Roberts, etc.


Add to that Lemmy, Scott Weiland, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Rob Ford, Patty Duke, Chyna, and Victoria Wood! It's ironic, because 2015 as a whole was not really the biggest year for shocking celebrity passages, but then around December, the tragedies started rolling in like an avalanche, and it's been that way ever since!  :o

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: apollonia1986 on 04/21/16 at 5:37 pm

I was working on a story in dialysis and had mentioned Prince in the story seconds before I found out. I actually quit writing mid-sentence.
I haven't been this devastated since the other pop star passed 7 years ago. I was/am a huge Prince fan and I'm just taking out the next few days for him. Utter shock and despair.
Everything is just bleak right now .

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: nally on 04/21/16 at 6:00 pm


Exactly I am in shock!

So was I... I found out about this on my way home from work. :o :-[ :\'(

The guy is a true legend, and will be deeply missed. He recorded several great songs and albums.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/21/16 at 6:44 pm


Add to that Lemmy, Scott Weiland, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Rob Ford, Patty Duke, Chyna, and Victoria Wood! It's ironic, because 2015 as a whole was not really the biggest year for shocking celebrity passages, but then around December, the tragedies started rolling in like an avalanche, and it's been that way ever since!  :o


I felt like many celebrities that I like are dying since 2011. It wasn't sad for me until Steve Jobs died. After that, everybody I knew like Maurice Sendak and James Gandolfini died horribly. It was even worse, since that's when I was going through my preteen years. They sucked (especially 2012), since that's when I found life depressing for me.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: whistledog on 04/21/16 at 7:48 pm

Next week, expect to see tons of re-charted songs and albums.

A great talent gone.  R.I.P. :(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/21/16 at 7:52 pm


Next week, expect to see tons of re-charted songs and albums.

A great talent gone.  R.I.P. :(


I wonder if "Head" will get much AirPlay? ???

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/21/16 at 9:29 pm


I wonder if "Head" will get much AirPlay? ???


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtvSX4-CIAEqvsg.jpg

"Pussy Control" probably couldn't.  Which is a shame because it had a pretty serious and laudable message. 

"Peach" could probably air now in a way that it couldn't back then.  Hell, it's what Prince would have sounded like if he'd covered ZZ Top. 

I'd link to both, but Prince never really understood the internet.  I can't help but sympathize; his position on the internet arose indirectly from the fact that he understood the exploitative practices of the record labels exceptionally well. 

His rabid attitude towards copyright diminished his fans' ability to share his work with others. 

The internet's attitude towards copyright means that his fans are merely inconvenienced, and not prevented from doing so.

But today, we are all diminished.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sfan on 04/21/16 at 9:40 pm

Favorite Prince songs.

Little Red Corvette
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain
Cream

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: nally on 04/21/16 at 11:42 pm


Favorite Prince songs.

Little Red Corvette
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain
Cream

Good choices. These are also some of my favorites by him.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sfan on 04/22/16 at 12:24 am


Good choices. These are also some of my favorites by him.


Yeah, I'm not a hardcore fan, or anything. But he has some catchy songs! I also like Diamonds and Pearls by him.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 4:22 am

Why did Prince change his name to a symbol?

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/22/16 at 8:18 am

From what I read he'd been sick with the flu and was found dead at home. Not long before, he was giving performances. Shocking.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 8:22 am


From what I read he'd been sick with the flu and was found dead at home. Not long before, he was giving performances. Shocking.  :\'(
I hear reports of an overdose a few days ago?

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 8:25 am


I was working on a story in dialysis and had mentioned Prince in the story seconds before I found out. I actually quit writing mid-sentence.
I haven't been this devastated since the other pop star passed 7 years ago. I was/am a huge Prince fan and I'm just taking out the next few days for him. Utter shock and despair.
Everything is just bleak right now .


I remember you mentioned that you liked Prince's music.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 8:26 am


I was working on a story in dialysis and had mentioned Prince in the story seconds before I found out. I actually quit writing mid-sentence.
I haven't been this devastated since the other pop star passed 7 years ago. I was/am a huge Prince fan and I'm just taking out the next few days for him. Utter shock and despair.
Everything is just bleak right now .
:\'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 8:27 am


Favorite Prince songs.

Little Red Corvette
When Doves Cry
Purple Rain
Cream


I liked Raspberry Beret
1999
Controversy
Kiss

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 8:30 am


Why did Prince change his name to a symbol?


http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36107590

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 8:31 am


I hear reports of an overdose a few days ago?


from prescription pills cause of his pneumonia.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 8:33 am


http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36107590
Thanks.

"a "Love Symbol" which was a mash-up of the gender symbols for man and woman, and is an unpronounceable"

From the BBC too.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 8:33 am


from prescription pills cause of his pneumonia.
Thanks.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sfan on 04/22/16 at 8:36 am


I liked Raspberry Beret
1999
Controversy
Kiss


I totally forgot about Raspberry Beret. I like the song also. I guess I know more Prince songs than I consciously knew.

Pop Life is another favorite of mine!

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 9:16 am


I totally forgot about Raspberry Beret. I like the song also. I guess I know more Prince songs than I consciously knew.

Pop Life is another favorite of mine!


Pop Life is good too.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 10:35 am

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2016/4/22/0ceb62ae-904e-4977-b548-3a82a1d262e1.jpg

Prince never received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - something his fans evidently feel is a glaring omission.  One of them has found an empty star on Hollywood Boulevard and scrawled Prince's name in.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: robby76 on 04/22/16 at 10:46 am

I wasn't a big fan but got caught up in all the Prince nostlagia.

My faves:

I Wish U Heaven (1988)
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Let's Go Crazy
When Doves Cry
1999
I Would Die 4 U

ObzoKryyAi8

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/22/16 at 11:35 am

My favorite Prince tune is "When You Were Mine", it is a catch and timeless pop song that captured his persona.

My favorite Prince moment is when his crew played a game of basketball against Charlie Murphy and pals. Prince's team mopped up the court with Charlie's guys. Ever magnanimous, Prince served up pancakes for all after the game.  8)

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/22/16 at 11:59 am


Thanks.

"a "Love Symbol" which was a mash-up of the gender symbols for man and woman, and is an unpronounceable"

From the BBC too.



I didn't know why he changed his name until yesterday. When I learned the reason, it made sense. I always thought he did it because he was just weird.


Cat

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: nally on 04/22/16 at 12:01 pm


Thanks.

"a "Love Symbol" which was a mash-up of the gender symbols for man and woman, and is an unpronounceable"

From the BBC too.


I didn't know why he changed his name until yesterday. When I learned the reason, it made sense. I always thought he did it because he was just weird.


Cat


For the longest time I wasn't sure what the symbol thing was all about either. You learn something new every day!

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/22/16 at 12:09 pm

My favorites:

-When Doves Cry (as I mentioned before)
-Raspberry Barret
-Party Like Its 1999
-Little Red Corvette
-Manic Monday (preformed by the Bangles but written by Prince under the pseudonym Christopher)
-Let's Go Crazy
-Stand Back (co written by Prince & Stevie Nicks) 



Cat

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 12:21 pm

A post-mortem examination is under way in Minnesota after the sudden death of music superstar Prince at his home on Thursday, aged 57.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36115111

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Emman on 04/22/16 at 1:36 pm

Still in shock :o...................

I'll make a Prince tribute thread soon.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 1:39 pm


Still in shock :o...................

I'll make a Prince tribute thread soon.
If so, include a poll for the favourite Prince song.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: nally on 04/22/16 at 2:01 pm


If so, include a poll for the favourite Prince song.

He had so many great hits, it's hard to single out any one of them.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 2:02 pm


He had so many great hits, it's hard to single out any one of them.
Too true.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 2:05 pm


http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2016/4/22/0ceb62ae-904e-4977-b548-3a82a1d262e1.jpg

Prince never received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - something his fans evidently feel is a glaring omission.  One of them has found an empty star on Hollywood Boulevard and scrawled Prince's name in.



Is that legal?

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 2:12 pm



I didn't know why he changed his name until yesterday. When I learned the reason, it made sense. I always thought he did it because he was just weird.


Cat


and after that "He Was The Artist Formerly Known As Prince".

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: nally on 04/22/16 at 2:13 pm


and after that "He Was The Artist Formerly Known As Prince".

Yeah, he used that moniker from 1994 until sometime in 2000, when he decided to just be Prince again.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/22/16 at 2:18 pm


A post-mortem examination is under way in Minnesota after the sudden death of music superstar Prince at his home on Thursday, aged 57.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36115111


I still think it was a drug overdose.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/16 at 3:54 pm

There is "no reason to believe" that Prince's death was suicide, the sheriff of the Minnesota county where the singer had his home has said after a post-mortem. There was no sign of trauma on his body, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said.

Full report:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36115891

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: AmericanGirl on 04/22/16 at 7:24 pm

So shocking and sad - I can't stand any more!!!  He was one of the biggest idols of my youth    :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

2016 is getting really spooky...  :o

Prince, may you rest in peace

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/23/16 at 8:07 am


There is "no reason to believe" that Prince's death was suicide, the sheriff of the Minnesota county where the singer had his home has said after a post-mortem. There was no sign of trauma on his body, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said.

Full report:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36115891


We'll just have to wait and see till the autopsy comes out.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/16 at 8:31 am


We'll just have to wait and see till the autopsy comes out.
It could be a few weeks yet.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/23/16 at 9:38 am


So shocking and sad - I can't stand any more!!!  He was one of the biggest idols of my youth    :\'(  :\'(  :\'(

2016 is getting really spooky...  :o

Prince, may you rest in peace


Damn straight it is. We can't go through one month without a big celebrity's death in 2016.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/23/16 at 2:25 pm


Damn straight it is. We can't go through one month without a big celebrity's death in 2016.


I know what you mean.  :(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 04/23/16 at 2:49 pm

It's been hard to process that he is gone. His death has in many ways been more shocking than the passing of MJ and Whitney, as both of those deaths were indeed shocking but not entirely surprising. I never imagined Prince would leave us so early, but there is some small comfort that he avoided the Year 27 Curse that claimed his ultimate idol Jimi Hendrix all of those years ago. At least we had 30 extra years to appreciate him.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/23/16 at 6:34 pm

Here was what Prince said at his last public appearance, just a few days before his death. "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers." That's very creepy.  I read that fans suggested he predicted his death years ago with two of his songs.  "Sometimes It Snows In April": It snowed a few days before his death in April in Minnesota. "Let's Go Crazy": "And if the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher number". He died in an elevator. I'm guessing, "A higher number" refers to Heaven.  Not necessarily what he was referring to but what the fans are. Myself being psychic, I find all this very interesting.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 6:04 am

Prince has been cremated with a small, private service for family, friends and musicians, his publicist has confirmed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36122711

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/24/16 at 2:59 pm


Here was what Prince said at his last public appearance, just a few days before his death. "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers." That's very creepy.  I read that fans suggested he predicted his death years ago with two of his songs.  "Sometimes It Snows In April": It snowed a few days before his death in April in Minnesota. "Let's Go Crazy": "And if the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy, punch a higher number". He died in an elevator. I'm guessing, "A higher number" refers to Heaven.  Not necessarily what he was referring to but what the fans are. Myself being psychic, I find all this very interesting.


that is quite creepy.  :o

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/24/16 at 3:01 pm


Prince has been cremated with a small, private service for family, friends and musicians, his publicist has confirmed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36122711


that's very sweet.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/24/16 at 6:53 pm


Prince has been cremated with a small, private service for family, friends and musicians, his publicist has confirmed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36122711


Let him rest in peace with ashes.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/24/16 at 7:03 pm


Let him rest in peace with ashes.


I never would have thought that Prince would be creamated.

I would have figured that he'd be interred in a funky looking mausoleum, purple of course.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 5:18 am

Sales of Prince's music have skyrocketed since his death last Thursday, at the age of 57. The Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain hold the number one and two spot respectively in the US Billboard chart. The chart is compiled on a Friday, meaning Prince outsold the rest of the market in just 24 hours. In the UK, two of his albums also entered the Top 40 on Friday. Some of the sales were spurred by the lack of Prince material on streaming services.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36128075

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/25/16 at 11:52 am


Sales of Prince's music have skyrocketed since his death last Thursday, at the age of 57. The Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain hold the number one and two spot respectively in the US Billboard chart. The chart is compiled on a Friday, meaning Prince outsold the rest of the market in just 24 hours. In the UK, two of his albums also entered the Top 40 on Friday. Some of the sales were spurred by the lack of Prince material on streaming services.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36128075


Just wait for his massive stash of basement tapes to be released. Prince will be releasing music posthumously for years to come.  8)

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/16 at 1:43 pm

All-Prince top five in midweek chart

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36128075

Pop star Prince is on course to dominate the UK charts this week, as mourning fans rush to buy his music.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/25/16 at 3:05 pm


Sales of Prince's music have skyrocketed since his death last Thursday, at the age of 57. The Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain hold the number one and two spot respectively in the US Billboard chart. The chart is compiled on a Friday, meaning Prince outsold the rest of the market in just 24 hours. In the UK, two of his albums also entered the Top 40 on Friday. Some of the sales were spurred by the lack of Prince material on streaming services.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36128075


that's amazing.  :o

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/25/16 at 3:06 pm


Just wait for his massive stash of basement tapes to be released. Prince will be releasing music posthumously for years to come.  8)



for the next century.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 04/26/16 at 3:43 am

Some people loom larger than life. Prince, MJ, David & Whitney, and of course, Madonna, who thankfully is still very much with us. For some, there's so much talent and energy bursting within them that their light gets extinguished too early, they burn too fast, too bright. This world cannot keep them contained, so they jettison away, joining lights in the constellations. This is where I view Prince now, along with Michael and David and Whitney, and the countless other beautiful souls we've lost...too early, too soon...over the decades. We mourn, we remember and we say a prayer, and are thankful for the time we had them here on this Earth.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/26/16 at 4:24 am


Some people loom larger than life. Prince, MJ, David & Whitney, and of course, Madonna, who thankfully is still very much with us. For some, there's so much talent and energy bursting within them that their light gets extinguished too early, they burn too fast, too bright. This world cannot keep them contained, so they jettison away, joining lights in the constellations. This is where I view Prince now, along with Michael and David and Whitney, and the countless other beautiful souls we've lost...too early, too soon...over the decades. We mourn, we remember and we say a prayer, and are thankful for the time we had them here on this Earth.


Let's not forget the one and only Rick James. Rick was the best singer, the baddest mofo, and best looking performer on the face of the earth.  8)

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 9:58 am

US music fans have bought almost 655,000 Prince albums in the four days since the star died, according to measurement firm Buzz­Angle Music. At about $10 (£6.86) a pop, that would equate to $6.5m (£4.46m)  The 3m individual tracks have have also been sold at about $1 each brought in another $3m, according to BuzzAngle, bringing the total to $9.5m (£6.5m). Prince kept his music off Spotify and very little can be found on YouTube, but it's all available to stream on Tidal (which has no free tier, unlike Spotify). 

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/26/16 at 11:26 am


Sales of Prince's music have skyrocketed since his death last Thursday, at the age of 57. The Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain hold the number one and two spot respectively in the US Billboard chart. The chart is compiled on a Friday, meaning Prince outsold the rest of the market in just 24 hours. In the UK, two of his albums also entered the Top 40 on Friday. Some of the sales were spurred by the lack of Prince material on streaming services.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36128075

I know if anyone wants his physical CDs they have to wait a little while. There are only a few CDs sold in stores these days. Record stores are a rarety. So online is the place. Perhaps they're on his website, I haven't checked it out in a long time. But the best online sites for CDs are Discogs and EBay. I don't get why people brag about Amazon. I've heard so many bad things. But when people get on to get physical CD's, which is what Prince would have really wanted, the sales will be twice as high, if not more.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/26/16 at 11:30 am


Just wait for his massive stash of basement tapes to be released. Prince will be releasing music posthumously for years to come.  8)

I'm iffy on this. We don't know if he would want all this out. Maybe it's old work he wanted to keep for himself. I do really want to hear it all but it might be disrespectful. Unless in his will to release. I'm having really mixed feelings here. But sometimes I wonder if post death releases are not for the fans but for the money.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/26/16 at 11:33 am


Let's not forget the one and only Rick James. Rick was the best singer, the baddest mofo, and best looking performer on the face of the earth.  8)

Now you've got me thinking of that Dave Chappelle show  ;D

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/26/16 at 11:42 am

First we had Elvis as the King Of Rock & Roll, then MJ as the King Of Pop. 2Pac was in my personal opinion the King Of Rap. To me The Purple One is more than a Prince but the King Of Funk & Soul. Some might argue that that title belonged to James Brown, but I beg to differ. Look at how much of an influence Mr. Nelson had on music! He was more than an artist, as was Michael, who was a great writer & producer as well. But to me Prince's legacy is a bit stronger. Yes I liked MJ and I'm a fan of his baby sister, Janet, but I was always much more into Prince than Michael. And Prince did so much more in his time.

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Written By: LyricBoy on 04/26/16 at 12:11 pm


Now you've got me thinking of that Dave Chappelle show  ;D


I wish I had more hands so I could give this post four thumbs up!  8)

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/26/16 at 12:15 pm


I wish I had more hands so I could give this post four thumbs up!  8)

Use your big toes! ;D

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/16 at 12:32 pm

Pop star Prince did not leave a will, his sister has revealed in court documents. The papers, filed in state court in Minnesota, show Tyka Nelson has petitioned for a special administrator to oversee the star's estate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36142424

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/26/16 at 3:09 pm


Let's not forget the one and only Rick James. Rick was the best singer, the baddest mofo, and best looking performer on the face of the earth.  8)


and he put out the funkiest music.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 04/26/16 at 3:10 pm


Pop star Prince did not leave a will, his sister has revealed in court documents. The papers, filed in state court in Minnesota, show Tyka Nelson has petitioned for a special administrator to oversee the star's estate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36142424


Who will get his estate?

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 04/26/16 at 5:57 pm


First we had Elvis as the King Of Rock & Roll, then MJ as the King Of Pop. 2Pac was in my personal opinion the King Of Rap. To me The Purple One is more than a Prince but the King Of Funk & Soul. Some might argue that that title belonged to James Brown, but I beg to differ. Look at how much of an influence Mr. Nelson had on music! He was more than an artist, as was Michael, who was a great writer & producer as well. But to me Prince's legacy is a bit stronger. Yes I liked MJ and I'm a fan of his baby sister, Janet, but I was always much more into Prince than Michael. And Prince did so much more in his time.


I've heard people comparing Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince on this board and others.  For my money, Prince would be the most talented all-around performer.

MJ sold more records, of course, and he certainly had a broad appeal to a wide audience.  And his dancing was second to none.  But Prince was far more a musician than MJ, being able to play dozens of instruments and at a very high level of capability.  On his early albums, he wrote the songs, sang all the vocals, played all the instruments, and ran the recording studio.

Whitney Houston had a great voice, but I don't think her appeal was anywhere near that of MJ or Prince.  And again on the point of musicianship, I have to say that Prince was far superior.

Finally, Prince did not spend his life with sordid stories in the tabloids.  Given his fame he managed to keep his private life fairly private, and you did not hear stories of him in all sorts of seedy situations.  Although I suspect that, unfortunately, we're soon going to hear about personal drug problems.  If that's the case at least he kept it out of the headlines.  :-\\

So overall I see Prince as my favorite of the three, with MJ next and Whitney a very distant third.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 1:37 am


Who will get his estate?
In an absence of a will, the estate will be divided equally between his siblings.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/16 at 3:54 am

Members of Prince's former band The Revolution have announced they will reunite for a series of concerts. The announcement was made in a video on band member Brown Mark's Facebook account. "We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows," guitarist Wendy Melvoin said. "We want to let you know that we'll be there soon." The band look set to tour the line-up that existed when the ensemble broke up in 1986, one that consisted of Mark, Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z and Matt Fink.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 04/27/16 at 4:47 pm


I've heard people comparing Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince on this board and others.  For my money, Prince would be the most talented all-around performer.

MJ sold more records, of course, and he certainly had a broad appeal to a wide audience.  And his dancing was second to none.  But Prince was far more a musician than MJ, being able to play dozens of instruments and at a very high level of capability.  On his early albums, he wrote the songs, sang all the vocals, played all the instruments, and ran the recording studio.

Whitney Houston had a great voice, but I don't think her appeal was anywhere near that of MJ or Prince.  And again on the point of musicianship, I have to say that Prince was far superior.

Finally, Prince did not spend his life with sordid stories in the tabloids.  Given his fame he managed to keep his private life fairly private, and you did not hear stories of him in all sorts of seedy situations.  Although I suspect that, unfortunately, we're soon going to hear about personal drug problems.  If that's the case at least he kept it out of the headlines.  :-\\

So overall I see Prince as my favorite of the three, with MJ next and Whitney a very distant third.

I agree with all of this.  Prince was the best at everything.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/01/16 at 8:16 am


Members of Prince's former band The Revolution have announced they will reunite for a series of concerts. The announcement was made in a video on band member Brown Mark's Facebook account. "We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows," guitarist Wendy Melvoin said. "We want to let you know that we'll be there soon." The band look set to tour the line-up that existed when the ensemble broke up in 1986, one that consisted of Mark, Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z and Matt Fink.


Don't be surprised to see all sorts of "tribute" events spring up, as people work to cash in on the legacy of Prince.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/01/16 at 1:24 pm

I heard Prince's Vault has already been cracked open to get out the unreleased material, so put on your boots, we're about to have a FLOOD of posthumous records/performances.

I bet Prince's ashes are flipping in the urn over this.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 05/01/16 at 3:25 pm


Don't be surprised to see all sorts of "tribute" events spring up, as people work to cash in on the legacy of Prince.


even the magazines now have tributes.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/01/16 at 5:54 pm

Does anyone know if you have to pay  a fee in order to post/sell items on Ebay? I have some Prince stuff I'd like to see transition to new loving homes.  :)

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/01/16 at 6:01 pm


Does anyone know if you have to pay  a fee in order to post/sell items on Ebay? I have some Prince stuff I'd like to see transition to new loving homes.  :)


Normally there is no fee to place an eBay item for sale (usually the first 50 items you place are free as far as the "listing" goes).

However they do take a commission which is a percentage of the action, if indeed your item sells.

Check out this link. http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: apollonia1986 on 05/01/16 at 8:50 pm


Normally there is no fee to place an eBay item for sale (usually the first 50 items you place are free as far as the "listing" goes).

However they do take a commission which is a percentage of the action, if indeed your item sells.

Check out this link. http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/fees.html


Thank you! That was extremely helpful. But I looked the same book I want to unload, 70 people trying to unload too

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 05/03/16 at 4:28 pm


I heard Prince's Vault has already been cracked open to get out the unreleased material, so put on your boots, we're about to have a FLOOD of posthumous records/performances.

I bet Prince's ashes are flipping in the urn over this.

Oh I know they are! He's got to be shaking his head over all that's been going on since that fateful Thursday.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 05/03/16 at 4:30 pm

http://www.quizony.com/which-ancient-queen-are-you/result.html
Prince's most successful work to be re-released on vinyl. I'm going to have to get my nostalgic paws on these!

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/16 at 7:29 am

Prince's team requested emergency support from a leading addiction specialist just a day before the singer died, the doctor's lawyer has revealed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36206936

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 3:53 am

Comedian Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor after she suggested he supplied drugs to Prince.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36224813

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 05/06/16 at 7:46 am


Comedian Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor after she suggested he supplied drugs to Prince.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36224813


Why is he suing her for?

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/16 at 8:15 am


Why is he suing her for?
Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor after she suggested he supplied drugs to Prince.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/06/16 at 6:00 pm


Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor after she suggested he supplied drugs to Prince.


I wonder what he is alleging? ???

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 05/08/16 at 6:16 pm

People in the music business trade drugs all the time, its been that way for decades. Maybe Sinead was reffering to the 80's. Either way she needs to shut up. I'm sorry but I just find her annoying. And from what I gather, she got all kinds of credit for her hit that Prince made. I hate how people don't give the writers and producers their credit due.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/08/16 at 6:57 pm


People in the music business trade drugs all the time, its been that way for decades. Maybe Sinead was reffering to the 80's. Either way she needs to shut up. I'm sorry but I just find her annoying. And from what I gather, she got all kinds of credit for her hit that Prince made. I hate how people don't give the writers and producers their credit due.


Sine-Aid's 15 minutes of fame expired about 25 years ago.

Cue ball in the corner pocket.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 05/08/16 at 7:54 pm


Sine-Aid's 15 minutes of fame expired about 25 years ago.

Cue ball in the corner pocket.

She needs to disappear again

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Howard on 05/09/16 at 3:34 pm


She needs to disappear again


I agree.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/16 at 4:56 am

Detectives in Minnesota have questioned a doctor who saw the singer Prince twice in the weeks before he died. A police warrant has also revealed that Dr Michael Schulenberg prescribed medication to the singer on 20 April - the day before he died. It does not say what was prescribed or whether Prince took the drugs. The police also conducted another search of the star's Minneapolis home and seized medical records from the hospital where Dr Schulenberg worked. Prescription painkillers were in the singer's possession following his sudden death, officials have told US media. But it is unclear what role, if any, those drugs may have played.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36263888

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 05/12/16 at 3:46 pm

I was hoping he didn't OD cause its such a common thing with stars. :(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 5:43 am

A private memorial service for the singer Prince has been held in his home city. The 45-minute ceremony, which was closed to media, took place at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Minnetonka, Minneapolis, on Sunday. Hundreds attended the service, including Prince's friend Sheila E and members of his band, 3rdEyeGirl. The singer's family are understood to be planning to stage a public memorial in August.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36300821

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/16 at 3:45 pm

US singer Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, medical examiners have found.
The report, from Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota, comes more than a month after the singer was found slumped in a lift at his home.
Detectives have already questioned a doctor who saw the 57-year-old twice in the weeks before he died.
Prescription painkillers were in the singer's possession following his death, officials told US media in May.
A police warrant has also revealed that Dr Michael Schulenberg prescribed medication to the singer on 20 April - the day before he died.
The warrant does not say what was prescribed or whether Prince took the drugs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-36436767

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/16 at 3:14 am

Prince Stopped Cursing in His Music Because of Muhammad Ali

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/06/prince-stopped-cursing-in-his-music-because-of-muhammad-ali/

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: Ripley on 06/05/16 at 5:57 pm


Prince Stopped Cursing in His Music Because of Muhammad Ali

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/06/prince-stopped-cursing-in-his-music-because-of-muhammad-ali/

Damn :'(

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: LyricBoy on 06/07/16 at 5:36 am


Prince Stopped Cursing in His Music Because of Muhammad Ali

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/06/prince-stopped-cursing-in-his-music-because-of-muhammad-ali/


Will Smith didn't have to cuss in his rap to sell records.

Subject: Re: Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

Written By: nally on 06/07/16 at 7:03 pm

...and today he would have turned 58. :\'(

Happy birthday in heaven, Prince.

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